Preparing your property to put on the market usually involves de-cluttering, cleaning and minor repairs. But in some cases your house might need more of an overhaul and that’s where staging comes in.
Not every home needs to be staged – if your property is being sold to a renovator/flipper, for example, it will most likely be sold in as is condition and the buyer will do the renovations and repairs needed to the property. Or you may already have furniture and accessories in your home that accentuates its positive features and all that’s required is a little de-cluttering.
What are the benefits of staging? Buyers normally respond much more favorably to a home when its turn key and they can visualize themselves living there. If it’s done right, staging can result in a property selling for up to 5-10% more than a home that isn’t staged.
Here are some other benefits: staged homes sell in a shorter amount of time than unstaged properties; they help stand out to buyer’s and can help increase the number of offers that come in; when a house is professionally staged the pictures look better on MLS and in marketing/print materials; a staged home gives buyer’s the impression that the house has been well looked after; because staged properties show better agents tend to show them first before other listings.
Whether your home needs a minor tune-up or a full facelift, I’ll tell you which repairs and/or renovations you should do to maximize your return.
If a full facelift is needed I’ll set you up with a professional stager who will provide a full staging consultation; furniture and accessory rental, delivery and set-up; color consulting if re-painting is needed and advice on problem areas in your home.
Our goal is to make the process as stress free for you as possible, relieve you of the time and energy required to get your home in top shape and most importantly to sell your home fast and for the most money possible.